Nah, Tim. The ruse is about availability. “The government said 21,328 tests were carried out on Thursday but there had been capacity for at least 38,000.“ Seems many NHS staff just won’t come and be tested.Fear not David. Come the end of the month, all indicators suggest that the health minister will fail miserably to deliver his promise of 100,000 Covid 19 tests per day. By then, (fingers crossed), BoJo will be back at the helm and, aware as he undoubtedly is that the Tories must be seen to do what they said they would do and not renege on their promises - he'll take decisive action. Therefore, I predict that it's highly likely that by this time next month - if not sooner - Matt Hancock will be history and we'll have a new Secretary of State for Health.
So you can bet your bottom dollar that there will be the capacity for 100,000 tests by the end of the month even though actual tests carried out will likely be well short of that. Target met, Matt Hancock safe.